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At last, someone who takes time to read the museum labels instead of taking selfies inside the museum. He is actually taking photos of each label of the paintings. Displayed on the gallery wall are works by Jose Joya.


Photo by I.R. Arenas


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The Philippines celebrates every 30 December the martyrdom of Jose Rizal, considered to have inspired the revolution of other nationalists. Rizal is a man of capabilities, including being a sculptor. Here is the terracotta figure La venganza de la madre (The Mother’s Revenge, 1894) which he made while in exile in Dapitan town.


Photo by I.R. Arenas

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El Nido, meaning “nest”, lives to its name. It is indeed not only where balinsasayaw birds keep their nests but also where people in search of nature and recreation can flock to de-stress. But how long can tourism and the locals maintain such harmony?


Photo by I.R. Arenas